Antonio Galindez, 54, Dow AgroSciences vice president, Crops Business, has been named president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences following the company’s announcement that Jerome Peribere, president and CEO since 2004, has been appointed president and CEO of Dow’s Advanced Materials Division.
The transition will take place over the next 60 days.
Galindez’s 26-year career with Dow has spanned sales, management, and strategic roles around the globe. He joined Dow in 1983 as field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain, and advanced quickly to serve in various marketing and business positions throughout Europe, including serving as country manager for Spain and Portugal followed by being Human Resources director for Europe.
In 1997, he moved to Indianapolis, IN, to accept the position of global business leader in the agrochemical business. He was named vice president, Latin America Trade Area, in 2002 and led Dow AgroSciences’ corporate strategy. In September 2002, Galindez became vice president for Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific regions, a position he held until being named global vice president, Crops Business, in 2006.